Aleppo

Syrian Refugee Describes His 'Nightmare' Escape From Aleppo To London

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

“Please can we take a break,” 32-year-old Wassim asks as we sit in Finsbury Park on a mild spring day. The Syrian refugee is tired. He has lived i...

Seven-Year-Old Syrian Bana Alabed Has A Heartwarming Message About Her New Life

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK

A seven-year-old girl who tweeted about the horrors of her life in war-torn Aleppo has described her new life in a series of heart-warming tweets. Ban...

The Power Of Building Change From Below

Harriet Lamb | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Building such community peace at the grassroots is not easy, and too often overlooked. But in 2017, with so much uncertainty about where governments are going, it is vital. And we need to make sure that the voices of all those who believe in justice and peace, and in caring for our planet, are heard loud and clear.

Terrible Events Of 2016 Show We Are All In This Together

Richard Corbett | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Richard Corbett

We need change that builds, rather than destroys. That means controlling arms supplies as the Arms Trade Treaty already requires governments to do. It means offering a refuge to those fleeing violence and persecution, as the Refugee Convention has for decades prescribed. We must also develop a Global Compact on Migration, to protect migrants, so often as vulnerable as refugees, and to manage migration for the benefit of all. If the terrible events of 2016 are not to be repeated, the calls for change to make the world more secure and inclusive must be heard and acted on. Nadi's experience may seem a million miles away from ours but we share the same thread of laws and norms that are supposed to keep us safe. Ultimately we are all in this together.

Why Aleppo's Evacuation Was No Such Thing

Alicia Kearns | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK
Alicia Kearns

Aleppo is not an evacuation of communities from danger to a place of refuge. It is the forced displacement of civilians from their homes. The point-blank shooting of civilians dragged from their homes by Regime soldiers and militias as reported by the UN. This is no evacuation, this is ethnic cleansing... The world has watched on as ethnic cleansing took place in Syria. We should be ashamed. The people of Aleppo continue to suffer, but does the world continue to care?

In Syria, Hospitals Are A Place You Go To Die

Dr. Rola Hallam | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Dr. Rola Hallam

When it comes to the Syrian war on civilians, we are not short on evidence of these atrocities and war crimes. What we are short on is action by our governments to stop the massacre of civilians and the targeting of hospitals and medics as a weapon of war.

Here’s How The Money You Donated Will Help The People Of Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Aid workers helping in Syria have warned that access to medical and life-saving assistance, including food, remains “atrociously insignificant” in...

Children Continue To Arrive In Calais With Nothing: Why My Christmas Shopping Looks Different This Year

Clare Moseley | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Moseley

This week five boys arrived with us (Care4Calais) from Eritrea. Three of them are 16 years old, one is 15 and one is 17. I try hard not to get perso...

Compassion Fatigue? Not In Our Name

Katherine Davies | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Katherine Davies

Photo: Glen Matthews It was odd to read the recent news commentary reporting 'compassion fatigue' over Syria. I do not know a single person who is no...

We Are Showing Those In Aleppo They Have Not Been Forgotten

Lara Hakki | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Lara Hakki

These brave medical workers have risked their lives to save others, and SAMS is proud to continue to support our medical workers and patients as they recover from months of siege, targeted attacks, traumatic events, and horrific violence.

Aleppo - An Indescribable Hell And Memory Which Will Never Fade

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

The first evacuees included the 500 children and also 47 orphans who had out out a plea to the world's media last Thursday to be rescued. Their faces, in the main were gaunt and haunted with the 1000 mile stare of somebody who has seen too much and is absolutely done in. The head psychiatrist at UOSSM recently told me that 75% of children in Syria have PTSD and in 50% of those it manifests itself in them being incontinent - what a legacy we have allowed to be built up? The evacuations then stopped until Monday leaving thousands to sleep outside in freezing temperatures and snow. Heartbreakingly, four babies succumbed to the temperatures and died over night waiting to be evacuated.

Universities Must Act Now And Provide Refugee Scholarships

Elisabeth Mahase | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Elisabeth Mahase

An education is not a piece of paper that you get as you Instagram a photo of yourself in a cap and gown. Education is a doorway to a better future. It can help you find the voice to fight, open the the eyes of those who have never seen beyond their front door and break the cycle of poverty. Education is knowledge and that can change everything.

Never Again: A Prayer, A Promise, A Vow

Toby Cadman | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

We can and we should provide both if the decades-long international system of protection of civilians and regulation of warfare is to have any meaning. It is urgent to ensure the safe passage of civilians in Eastern Aleppo according to International Law; and it is imperative to investigate the responsibility for the crimes that have already been committed.

Seven-Year-Old Bana Alabed Has Been Safely Evacuated From Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

A seven-year-old girl who has been tweeting about her experiences from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo has been rescued. Bana Alabed gave the world...

Aid Convoy Leaves London With Enough Supplies For New Children's Hospital In Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

A convoy carrying enough supplies to build a new children’s hospital in Syria left London on Saturday after more than £155,000 was donated in just ...

Thousands March Through London To Oppose The 'Aleppo Holocaust'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

Thousands of people marched through the streets of London on Saturday to share their “extreme rage about the complete inaction of the international ...

Thousands Expected At London March For Aleppo Event Over 'International Inaction'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Several thousand people have expressed interest in attending a demonstration in London on Saturday prompted by the “extreme rage” felt over the in...

We Are Ready To Help The People Of Aleppo, But Protection Of Civilians And Aid Workers Is Vital

Mike Adamson | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

As I write this, I have just been given the devastating news that Yasser Lakmoush, a SARC volunteer from Idlib, has tragically been killed while undertaking humanitarian work. Poignantly, before his death, he tried to illustrate the emotions of being a frontline first aider in this crisis: "the feeling you have when you save somebody cannot be described, it is a matter of life or death."

Virtual Reality: The Gifts We have For Aleppo

Hanan A Khalek | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Hanan A Khalek

On a microscopic level, I introduce Darren Emerson, the innovative Director, Filmmaker and founder of VR City, who simulated a 360° virtual reality film named, 'Invisible' depicting life in the detention UK immigrant system, "through the true voices of peoples experiences".

Aleppo Graffiti Sends Messages Of Defiance To Russian And Pro-Government Forces

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Residents of Aleppo have left messages of defiance and anger for pro-government forces as civilians in the rebel-held city prepare to be taken to a bo...

What The People Of Aleppo Need Is Our Outrage

Gemma Gillie | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Gemma Gillie

Don't feel overwhelmed by the scale of the horror - or turn away because it is too upsetting. Don't not share something on social media, or not join a protest because you feel embarrassed. Don't think that social action is something that belongs only to the 'lefties' and students. Don't think that we can't make a difference because it is "Governments" who should be doing more. Government's answer to us!

Haunting Images Reveal The Horrifying Effect War Has Had On Aleppo

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

The devastation and destruction of Aleppo has been laid bare in heartbreaking before and after photographs. The city, formerly Syria’s largest and a...

Human Rights Violations In Aleppo: Why The War Must End Now

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
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Tasnim Nazeer

Political leaders around the world need to take decisive action in order for innocent victims of the crisis to be given the justice they deserve and the appropriate humanitarian assistance. It is unjustifiable to allow civilians as young as newborn babies to undergo this suffering.

Boris Johnson Slammed For Joking At Lavish Ball While Aleppo Crumbled

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has been criticised for attending a lavish diplomatic ball on the day fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo entered its ‘final moments...

'Are You Incapable Of Shame?' US Ambassador Launches Blistering Attack On Russia Over Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK

The US ambassador to the UN has launched a blistering attack on those responsible for the slaughter in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Addressing Russia at...